Man seriously injured in single-vehicle RTC

Man seriously injured in single-vehicle RTC

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The scene of this mornings collision.

An elderly man has been seriously injured in a single-vehicle collision in Co Clare.

The alarm was raised at around 10.40 this morning when emergency services received a report that a car had collided with a wall at Kilcurrish about 6kms from Ennis.

The incident happened on a country road just off the main Ennis to Corofin R476 route.

Two units of the fire brigade from Ennis, ambulance paramedics and gardaí responded to the incident. On arrival, emergency crews found a man, believed to be in his 70s, seriously injured in the car.

The casualty was removed from the vehicle by fire crews and rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

The road was closed to traffic while emergency services dealt with the incident and until members of the divisional crime scene investigation unit completed their examination of the site.

The road has since reopened while Gardaí from Ennis are investigating the cause of the collision.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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